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Re: Streaked vs. Splashed

Thanks, Ray, Paul and Clyde..I think it's clear now. Streaking (or
"splashing") is by definition unstable then..So you use it for breeding not
because you want another streaked/splashed cv, but because it has the
potential to produce a stable, non streaked plant with new coloration or
variegation, right?


At 09:26 PM 12/29/99 EST, you wrote:
>I believe the word many of us, for so long, have used to describe unstable 
>variegation in hostas has been changed from "streaked" to "splashed" 
>according to the American Hosta Society, Glossary of Terms. 
>I don't know for sure why the change was made, but I suspect it was because 
>"streaked" was being used to describe another characteristic, like "streaked 
>to the midrib" referring to margins that occasionally streaked to the center 
>of the hosta, rather than being a uniform width all around the leaf edge. A 
>good example of this is H. 'Indian Feather' displayed on the front cover of 
>the Journal most of use received recently. 
>AHS, Glossary of Terms definitions: 
>Splashed - having a variegation pattern that has many non-connected light
>dark variegated sections usually in streaks running nearly parallel to the 
>midrib, an unstable form of variegation; i.e. H. 'Beatrice'
>Streaked - (see splashed)
>Ray Rodgers, Bartonville, IL, CIHS.
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